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A meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Science and Innovation Festival 2020 was held, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Nunu Mitskevichi. The meeting focused on discussing the ways of implementing CAPTAIN: Science is the Captain project.
The project, with a grant budget of EUR 197,500, envisages the organisation of large-scale events on November 27-28, 2020 in six cities of Georgia. The activities foreseen by the project are multidisciplinary and various in nature. Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation is the partner organization of the project.
The meeting emphasized that the recommendations provided by the Ministry of IDPs, Labor, Health and Social Affairs will be carefully observed during the Science and Innovation Festival 2020. In addition, all events that enable digital formatting will be conducted remotely according to the epidemiological situation.
Science and Innovation Festival 2020 plans to announce competitions in the following disciplines: science and innovation stories, plays (about the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie), musical compositions, drawings, photos and videos.
The CAPTAIN: Science is the Captain project, nominated by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, won the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Competition for the European Research and Innovation Framework Program "Horizon 2020" to promote science development. The ambitious goal of the project is to hold a truly European-style celebration of European science and innovation across the European continent.
For the first time in history, the Georgian Festival of Science and Innovation will appear on a map of festival events across EU member states and Horizon 2020 associate countries on a special website created by the European Union for the Night of European Researchers. The festival will be held simultaneously in more than a hundred cities in the European Union and 30 associated countries. European Researchers' Night is a large-scale festival of European science and innovation that has been held in dozens of cities in the EU and Horizon 2020 associate countries since 2005.